All City of Ankeny buildings are closed to the public in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

All residents, contractors and others are encouraged to do business with the City via phone, email or this website. Find contact information now.

These operational changes  are reflective of the suggested guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and the Iowa Department of Public Health. The City is committed to protecting its employees and citizens during this pandemic. View additional information on the City of Ankeny response and updates at



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    • Animal Control
      Animal Control
      Report stray dogs/cats, lost pets, local animal complaints, neglected or abused animals, wild animals to Ankeny Police via Polk County Dispatch. Call 515-286-3333.
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    • AV Equipment Checkout
      AV Equipment Checkout
      The Kirkendall Public Library has AV equipment available for checkout: Digital projector, screen, slide projector, overhead projector, and portable PA system. Call 515-965-6460.
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    • Dead Animal Removal
      Dead Animal Removal
      The City will remove dead animals from City streets, alleys or sidewalks. Dead animals found on private property are the responsibility of the property owner to dispose of properly. Please complete a service request to report dead animals on City streets, alleys or sidewalks.
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    • Does the City allow chickens?
      Does the City allow chickens?
      No, chickens and livestock are not allowed. Learn more about the City of Ankeny municipal code.
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    • Extreme Weather Resources & Information
      Extreme Weather Resources & Information
      Find information for Ankeny warming centers and heating fire safety tips.
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    • Field Rental
      Field Rental
      Fields at the Prairie Ridge Sports Complex are available for tournament play. Call 515-963-3577 or email
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    • Gym Rentals
      Gym Rentals
      Ankeny Parks & Recreation - in cooperation with the Ankeny Community School District - takes reservations for public gym usage. Residents may enter a Gym Lottery to request rental space.
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    • Interlibrary Loans
      Interlibrary Loans
      You can use your Kirkendall Public Library card to request books from any other participating library in the United States. There is a fee per request for this service.
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    • Meeting Room Reservations
      Meeting Room Reservations
      Reserve a meeting room at Kirkendall Public Library.
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    • New Water Main Bacteria Testing
      New Water Main Bacteria Testing
      Learn more about New Water Main Pressure and Bacteria Testing
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    • Notary Services
      Notary Services
      Kirkendall Public Library offers notary services by appointment, call 515-965-6460. Please bring a photo ID with signature. Complete all documents EXCEPT for signature and date. You MUST sign the document in front of the notary. If the document requires witness in addition to the notary, you must provide your own witnesses who are not related to you.
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    • Pothole Repair
      Pothole Repair
      Complete a service request to report potholes within the City limits. Potholes on arterial streets are given the highest priority, but identified potholes are generally repaired within 24 hours after they are reported. The repair generally includes patching the potholes with an asphalt material.
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    • Recycling Events
      Recycling Events
      The City hosts several annual city-wide recycling events including Tree and Branch Recycling, Appliance and Electronic Recycling, Leaf Collection Days and Ankeny Cleanup Days. View the city calendar for dates and additional information.
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    • Roadway Construction and Maintenance
      Roadway Construction and Maintenance
      View construction details, maps and project updates.
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    • Senior Citizen Snow Removal
      Senior Citizen Snow Removal
      The Senior Citizen Snow Removal Program is a sidewalk snow removal service provided at no cost to senior citizens (age 65 and older) or disabled residents whose annual household income is less than 300% of federal poverty guidelines.
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    • Sidewalk Repair
      Sidewalk Repair
      Please complete a service request to notify the City of a sidewalk in need of repair.
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    • Snow and Ice Control
      Snow and Ice Control
      Current and anticipated weather conditions dictate the start of snow and ice removal operations by the City. Learn more about snow removal processes now.
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    • Street Signage
      Street Signage
      The City of Ankeny has more than 15,000 traffic and street signs. Residents may report damaged or downed signs by submitting a service request.
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    • Street Sweeping
      Street Sweeping
      City of Ankeny Street Sweeping operations continuously clean arterial, collector and residential streets. You may request street sweeping in a particular area by submitting a service request.
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    • Traffic Signals
      Traffic Signals
      Report issues and concerns via this Traffic Signal Reporting Form.
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    • Weather Cancellation Hotline
      Weather Cancellation Hotline
      Curious if your Parks & Recreation program or event is cancelled or delayed due to inclement weather? Call the Weather Cancellation Hotline for up-to-date information 515-963-3575.
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    • When is Beggar's Night?
      When is Beggar's Night?
      The City of Ankeny Beggar's Night is always on October 30 from 6-8 p.m.
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    • Who do I call before I dig?
      Who do I call before I dig?
      Iowa Law requires you to locate underground utilities before digging. Call 811 or visit Curious about flags, stakes or paint markings in your yard or neighborhood? You can do a ticket search at also. Search by address or use the map interface to select a location and view available information.
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    • Will the Fire Department fill my pool?
      Will the Fire Department fill my pool?
      No, the Ankeny Fire Department does not fill swimming pools.
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    Activity Registration
    The Parks & Recreation Department offers a variety of recreational programs for Ankeny residents of all ages. View activity descriptions and register now.
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